CFPS Visiting Professor - Fred L. Griffin, MD

Post date: Oct 6, 2016 8:53:08 PM

CFPS Welcomes Fred L. Griffin, MD, as Visiting Professor presenting at a Faculty Retreat on November 19th at 8:30am.

"Creative Listening and the Psychoanalytic Process"

After attending the program in its entirety, participants will be able to:

1) To learn from creative writers’ skills for envisioning and listening to the realness of human experience in the consulting room in a manner less encumbered by theoretical constructs that tend to limit our visions of who our patients are;

2) Make use of this more visceral view of the transference-countertransference to describe more precise language that fits the patient’s states of consciousness, affective tone, and embodied sense of self;

3) Identify how to apply these skills in the service of better attuned therapeutic engagement with patients with which to facilitate an analytic process that not only addresses psychic conflict, but that also the potential for new development.

Fred L. Griffin, MD is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and member of the Editorial Board of the The Psychoanalytic Quarterly. He is on the panel of writing consultants at the New Directions psychoanalytic writing program sponsored by the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.

His writings are published in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, American Imago, and Literature and Medicine, as well as a chapter in the anthology Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine. He has just completed his own book, CREATIVE LISTENING AND THE PSYCHOANALYTIC PROCESS: Sensibility, Engagement, and Envisioning, which was published by Routledge in May 2016.

He has a private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Dallas, Texas.